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Debate over the reality of meeting the 54.5 mpg by 2025 goal has been flared between environmentalists, regulators, and automakers as the U.S. Midterm Evaluation ensues. The inflated sales of pickup trucks, SUVs, and crossovers coming from cheap gas prices has changed the outlook for the 2025 target closer to “51 mpg” – realistically, somewhere […]

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A new report from Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) states that average fuel economy is improving around the world, but not at the pace necessary to meet 2050’s global targets. “The technology is not the problem – it’s the policy commitment that is failing us,” said GFEI Executive Secretary Sheila Watson. “We have brought this […]

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During the high-volume car sales month of May, average window sticker fuel economy averages were up 0.4 mpg to 25.6 mpg. This data is part of info tracked by Michael Sivak, Ph.D., director, Sustainable Worldwide Transportation at the school’s Transportation Research Institute, and the institute’s Project Manager, Brandon Schoettle. The average mpg increase likely reflects […]

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